Mississippi lawmakers approve earliest US abortion ban

Mississippi lawmakers approve earliest US abortion ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The state’s only abortion clinic has spoken out against the proposal The Mississippi state Senate has passed a bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks – a move that would give it the strictest limits in the US. The Gestational Age Act still has to go back to […]

North Korea talks: China cautiously 'cheering on' Koreas

North Korea talks: China cautiously 'cheering on' Koreas

Image copyright EPA Image caption Chung Eui-yong (L) and Suh Hoon are heading to the US after their talks with Kim Jong-un China has said it is “cheering on” North and South Korea after they agreed to hold a leaders’ summit on reducing tensions on the peninsula. But foreign ministry officials have cautioned it is […]

Google tech used by Pentagon 'to analyse drone videos'

Google tech used by Pentagon 'to analyse drone videos'

Image copyright US Air Force Image caption Google’s AI tech has the potential to reduce the amount of video human analysts need to review Google has confirmed that it is allowing the Pentagon to use some of its image recognition technologies as part of a military project. The disclosure follows a report by Gizmodo, which […]

Kansas man admits murder of Indian tech worker in sports bar

Kansas man admits murder of Indian tech worker in sports bar

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Witnesses say Adam Purinton shouted “get out of my country” before opening fire A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to killing a tech worker from India and injuring two others at a pub last year. Adam Purinton, 52, shot Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani at Austin’s Bar and Grill in […]

US looks to loosen Dodd-Frank crisis-era banking rules

US looks to loosen Dodd-Frank crisis-era banking rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US is poised to loosen banking rules imposed after the financial crisis The US Senate is poised to loosen banking rules instituted in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, marking a key turning point in the long-running debate over the regulations. The proposal would reduce the number […]

Bali's battle against plastic pollution

Bali's battle against plastic pollution

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRich Horner filmed himself swimming through rubbish off the island of Nusa Penida near Bali A video of a British diver swimming through swathes of rubbish off the coast of Bali has shown the extent of plastic waste floating in Indonesia’s waters. The footage captured earlier this […]

Florida shooting: Gun control law moves step closer

Florida shooting: Gun control law moves step closer

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters have lobbied Florida’s politicians over gun control since the shooting New gun control measures for Florida have passed another legal hurdle, weeks after one of the worst school shootings in US history. The state’s House of Representatives passed a bill raising the age to buy a gun from 18 […]